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Gary Lineker Blasts “Outrageously Unfair” Arsene Wenger After Referee Comments

Gary Lineker Blasts “Outrageously Unfair” Arsene Wenger After Referee Comments

Ex-Tottenham striker Gary Lineker has slammed Arsene Wenger for making “outrageously unfair” comments about referees, following Arsenal’s draw with Chelsea.

The Gunners conceded a controversial penalty at the Emirates last night, with referee Anthony Taylor judging that Hector Bellerin fouled Eden Hazard in the box.

Wenger branded Taylor’s decision to point to the spot as “farcical”, while pundits are struggling to agree as to whether the official made the right call.

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However, Match of the Day host Lineker believes Wenger crossed a line with his post-match comments, after the Frenchman claimed that he had predicted a poor refereeing decision prior to kick-off.

Lineker responded to Wenger’s statements by launching a staunch defender of match officials:

 

Arsenal have now conceded back to back penalties in the Premier League, with West Brom midfielder Jay Rodriguez bagging a last-minute goal from the spot on New Year’s Eve.

Wenger will have to rally his troops quickly though, with a trip to Nottingham Forrest in the third-round of the FA Cup this weekend.

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